As adjectives the difference between functional and substantial
is that functional
is in good working order while substantial
is having to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life.
As nouns the difference between functional and substantial
is that functional
is (mathematics) a function that takes a function as its argument; more precisely: a function y''=''f''(''x'') whose argument ''x
varies in a space of (real valued, complex valued) functions and whose value belongs to a monodimensional space an example: the definite integration of integrable real functions in a real interval while substantial
is anything having substance; an essential part.
In good working order.
Useful; serving a purpose, fulfilling a function
Only for functional purposes, notably in architecture
- That sculpture is not merely artistic, but also functional : it can be used as a hatrack.
(computing theory) Having semantics defined purely in terms of mathematical functions, without side-effects.
(medicine) Of a disease, such that its symptoms cannot be referred to any appreciable lesion or change of structure; opposed to organic disease, in which the organ itself is affected.
- ''A functional construction element generally must meet higher technical but lower aesthetical requirements
* functioning, working
* functional analysis
* functional analysis diagram
* functional anatomy
* functional application
* functional bombing
* functional constraint
* functional decomposition
* functional design
* functional diagram
* functional disorder
* functional electrical stimulation
* functional error recovery
* functional failure
* functional group
* functional interleaving
* functional programming
* functional requirement
* functional residual capacity
* functional specifications
* functional switching circuit
* functional unit
(mathematics) A function that takes a function as its argument; More precisely: A function y''=''f''(''x'') whose argument ''x varies in a space of (real valued, complex valued) functions and whose value belongs to a monodimensional space. An example: the definite integration of integrable real functions in a real interval.
(mathematics, functional analysis) A scalar-valued
linear function on a vector space
(computing) An object encapsulating a function pointer (or equivalent).
Having to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life.
Not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; real; solid; true; veritable.
* "to do some substantial good, is the compensation for much incidental imperfection" - Cardinal Newman, The Rise and Progress of Universities
Corporeal; material; firm.
Having good substance; strong; stout; solid; firm; as, substantial cloth; a substantial fence or wall.
possessed of goods or an estate; moderately wealthy; responsible; as, a substantial freeholder.
Large in size, quantity, or value; as, a substantial amount of money; vast
Most important; essential.
Ample or full.
- A substantial amount of people in this buliding
Anything having substance; an essential part.